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Julius V Naber

Military

Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29471. Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • Jesse Naber

    Military

  • Glenn Sweigart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 #4129471. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-161 FIGHTER SWEEPS

    17 October 1943
    This mission consisted of two fighter elements. This first element was a force of 35 P38s despatched from 55FG to fly fighter sweeps over Northern Feance. There are no losses or claims. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 121

    5 November 1943
    Having had good success with P-38 escorts and limiting penetration depth into Germany this mission is directed at the railroad marshaling yards and oil refinery at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In addition the marshaling yards at Munster, Germany are also...

  • VIII Bomber Command 132

    18 November 1943
    The German airfield of Oslo/Kjeller, Norway is the target for a force of 102 B-24s from 2nd Bomb Division that included: 44BG (34); 93BG (20); 389BG (26); and 392BG (22). 82 aircraft are effective on the target. 9 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 61KIA...

  • VIII Bomber Command 138

    26 November 1943
    The industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the target for this massive mission (largest to date) of 505 B-17s which included 14 B-17 Pathfinders from 482BG spread among the B-17 formations - 13 of these completed the mission and 7 were damaged. ...

  • 8th Air Force 200

    30 January 1944
    This mission has the aviation industry at Brunswick, Germany as the primary target. The mission is composed of a combined force pf 777 heavy bomber aircraft despatched in three elements: 1st Bomb Division; 2nd Bomb Division and 3rd Bomb Division. The...

  • 8th Air Force 205

    2 February 1944
    V-Weapon sites in the St. Pol/Siracourt/Watten area of France are the primary targets for this mission. 110 B-24s are despacthed from 2nd Air Division: 44BG; 93BG; 389BG; 392BG; and 445BG. The lead group of the force despatched to attack near Watten...

  • 8th Air Force 210

    5 February 1944
    German airfield in France are the targets for this mission. All three Bomb Divisions despatch aircraft. The combined bomber gunner's claims of all three Bomb Divisions were 5-0-5 (displayed with Chateauroux element of 1BD). Summary as follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 214

    8 February 1944
    1st Bomb Division: The railroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, Germany are the primary target for a combined force of 120 B-17s from: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 382BG; and 482BG. 51 aircraft are effective on the target and another 39 attack...

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 246

    3 March 1944
    A combined force of 748 heavy bombers are despatched to bomb the primary targets of Berlin, Erkner and Oranienburg, Germany, but weather and dense contrails forced most of the formations to turn back or seek Targets of Opportunity (TOs). 1st Combat...

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Dickinson County, IA, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 29 April 1944
Died 29 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2020 03:35:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2016 23:32:24 Jvk28 Changes to person associations
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44th Bomb Group in WW11 Book

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2016 19:50:26 Jvk28 Changes to media associations
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From Pat's neice

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2016 08:53:48 Jvk28 Changes to mission associations
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Pat's journal

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2016 08:35:13 Jvk28 Changes to mission associations
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Pats journal

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2016 08:14:06 Jvk28 Changes to mission associations
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Pat's journal

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2016 08:27:30 Jvk28 Changes to nickname and awards
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http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/american-war-cemetery-ar...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4472 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Webb Todd, MACR 4472

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